Professor of Biological Sciences
B.S. Yale College 1973
Marshall Scholar, Cambridge University
Ph.D. Yale University, 1984
Evolution and development, usually of serially repeated structures.
Projects have often concerned polychaete worms, mammalian teeth, or fish.
The history of evolutionary theory, often in relation to development.
- Biology 226 Evolution (spring)
- Biology 308 Darwin (spring)
- Biology 310 Invertebrate Zoology (fall)
- Biology 332 Macroevolution (fall)
Rachootin, S. 1985. Owen and Darwin reading a fossil: Macrauchenia in a boney light. The Darwinian Heritage, David Kohn, ed. Princeton University Press. pp 155-184.
Rachootin, S. and Thomson, K.S. 1981. Epigenetics, paleontology, and evolution. Evolution Today, Proceedings 2nd Int. Congress Syst. Evol. Biology, G Scudder and J Reveal, eds. pp 181-193.